Okay, I am not playing fair at all. K’s Choice is not a new band by any means; nor are they new to me. This Belgian band, formed by brother and sister Gert and Sarah Bettens, have been around since the mid-90s. I have been a fan since the early 2000s when I would walk miles every day with their albums Paradise In Me and Almost Happy blaring through the headphones of my discman.
I should really walk more.
Almost Happy has always, since the very first time I heard it, been my go-to companion in times of desperate, unwavering quiet; the quiet that causes your ears to ring and makes you suspicious of just how firmly rooted your feet are to the ground because the earth just might spontaneously open up and swallow you whole.
It is that soothing, honest, and raw voice that gives words to emotions that should not have words to describe them because they are ugly and all that is wrong with what has become of the human condition. It makes you remember to breathe in times when you’re not sure you want to.
Right now, I need to be reminded to breathe. This is the only music that I could have possibly written about today, and it is the only album I will likely have playing until I can adequately stabilize myself.